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Updated: January 22, 2021 08:53 AM
Created: January 22, 2021 08:52 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The NFL announced Friday its plans for attendance at this year’s Super Bowl LV, set to be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Feb. 7.
The league will honor 7,500 vaccinated health care workers by providing free tickets to the game.
The majority of those health care workers will come from hospitals and health care systems in the Tampa and central Florida area. The NFL also said all 32 teams will select some vaccinated health care workers from their communities to attend the game.
“These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes. This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings.”
In addition to the healthcare workers, the league says that there will be 14,500 fans in attendance at the game, putting the total number at about 22,000.
The league says that it had discussions with the CDC, local health officials, the Florida Department of Health, and area hospitals and health care systems.
Super Bowl LV is set for Sunday, Feb, 7 with kickoff at 6:30 p.m.
The NFL is inviting 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend Super Bowl LV to thank and honor them for their continued extraordinary service during the pandemic.— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2021
To celebrate, @nflcommish surprised Sarasota Memorial Hospital health care workers with tickets to #SBLV. pic.twitter.com/iurMY0BvMM
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